LG 34UM95 34″ 21:9 Monitor – Review

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This is one special monitor, the LG 34UM95. I really wish I could keep it. Find out how good this monitor is and why I had to return it at the end. Emotional true story, bro.

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behind me is the new LG 34 um 95 21 by 9 super wide Thunderbolt Display it could have been perfect except it's flawed so let's start with the basics this is a 34 inch screen at a 21 by 9 cinema aspect ratio which is great at watching movies and it's also great at doing any kind of work or if you just like to have multiple windows open because the textured width that you get with this screen is absolutely amazing the screen resolution is at 3540 by 1440 for something like that how did I pop it on the screen anyway it's a very high resolution but not quite 4k but it's definitely high resolution compared to the standard 27-inch screen resolutions at 2560 by 1440 that we tend to get these days so the extra resolution is definitely good because well wall resolution is better isn't it but unfortunately it is not retina or 4k the other plus point it is a thunderbolt display which is great because it will work with the new MacBook Pro Retina early the new ones the latest ones for some reason maybe it's because the high resolutions I'm not too sure as Apple and it will also work with the new Mac Pro their trashcan once but as you can see it is running on my MacBook Pro 15 inch retina and it's running at fine at native resolution connected through the fundable port it does have two HDMI and one DisplayPort as well as the aforementioned Thunderbolt Display port with a daisy chain out so you can connect multiple display or other accessories through the monitor it also has three USB ports and back but unfortunately only one of them is at Rachael a USB 3 the other two is a USB 2.0 for some strange reasons but here's the crazy little thing if you're connecting the display through the Thunderbolt the USB ports actually work as a hub and it connects it through the Thunderbolt cable so you don't need to have a separate USB cable go into the screen which I only just found out after reading the manual screen quality great it reminds me of my previously sold in my 27 days so if you have an iMac polo if you just go into the Apple store and look at the screen it's kind of like that but with a matte anti-glare film on it it's not too matte as in making it look fuzzy with some Dell screens or some other anti cooling coatings so the screen quality itself is actually amazing the color is very bright and vibrant and vivid and resolution is great as I mentioned before it is an IPS panel and it's factory calibrated on all the rest so I've got nothing negative to say about the screen quality itself so that's definitely a plus point the base is actually good again or recovery from the iMac it does remind me of the iMac base is made of metal with a clear see-through back bit but it's only made of plastic so mmm could've been better girls make them class but maybe it easily be a bit flexible so in case you know I'd okay whatever reason was made of plastic move it up we have the black glass bezel down BOM but the rest of the screen is actually very thin around the edges which is great because again it doesn't look like there's a massive thick black board around the edge so again it makes the display look good just standing there next we have the joystick which at the bottom which you can use to navigate the menu system and the menu is very clear and easy to navigate which is kind of self-explanatory and it's nice and clear and it looks sleek again nothing to bolt it so easy to use now on to the other little details well obviously the screen is a 21 by 9 ratio and it's actually quite a high resolution or a unusual resolution at 3540 by 1440 for resolution somewhere there about but obviously you need a powerful Windows PC or the latest MacBook Pros and Mac Pro and computers to run it as much before and if you think about if you want to run games on it obviously you need a mega gaming rig to run it because it's almost when hear 4k resolution but I had a brief go at it with running port on my Mac on is a little bit jerky obviously I would get the best frame rate but it's just what playable and the experience of playing game at that kind of widescreen it's actually really immersive and good I was quite surprised I'm not a regular gamer but it definitely made that feel quite cool an immersive like playing with such wide screen so again the screen is started really good for playing games obviously it's not as fast as a new dedicated gaming screen but you can get these days but you get the plus point of it being super wide eye very immersive which gives a very cool gaming experience that I've found although it has two HDMI inputs you can use it to plug in a Playstation 3 or any other gaming consoles in it but the trouble is because it is a 21 by 9 ratios and all the constants are designed to be run on a 16 by 9 all you get is massive black borders around the top bottom left and right and if you do decide to use one of the menu settings to zoom in a bit or you will end up cropping the top and bottom so it's not really ideal ratio for playing console game so it's best bet is to use a PC to play games on it to get the most out of the screen otherwise it's just going to wait all the black borders around the edges and might as well use a standard 16 by a nice green so all the noil I absolutely love the screen I mean the colors are great like I said before and it's great for watching movies it's great for a win it's great for doing work on it with the high resolution air wide screen you can have three browsers open with still some room spell on the side for whatever you want so basically this screen is very good for everything it even has a picture by picture mode so you can have one side of the screen running a game or a TV and the other side you still use it as a computer screen with adequate amount of space it's absolutely amazing instead of having dual monitors which I hate because I like the bezel right in the middle anyway as I said right at the beginning with a video there is a major flaw with the screen only by the second day or third day second day or something when I was working at an acquire environment without no music play in the background I noticed on the side of the screen it was making a clicking a ticking noise if you go on web and do a quick search on the web for LG clicking ticking monitor display you will find that there's many reports of it saying that it could be a capacitor or a transformer or something to do with the power supply that it has the issue which is a damn annoying problem which means the screen is faulty is either palsy on this design always got damaged through transit or is just ate too badly design so which means it has to go but here's the problem I don't know why I should get a replacement not because this screen is 860 pounds 860 pounds when I bought it it is very expensive especially now that you get a 4k 27-inch screen for about five six hundred pounds not the best screen in the world in terms of image quality we're still getting 4k screens and lots of other options or you can do triple monitor set of dual monitor setup so 24 27 days and still have some money spare but this one thing I wanted to say at 860 pounds which is mega expensive although I did find it completely justifiable in the first few days but like I said as soon as there's this quality issue which I am very worried that the next one that get will have the same one I don't know if I should buy another one what do you think what do you think I should do anyway the first step I really need to do is to pack this bloody thing up and send it back because it's that faulty and I need to get rid of it quickly and then I shall decide if I will get another monitor or not 4k dual screen I don't know hi everybody did you enjoy this video if you did please leave a like and comment down below so I know how you feel don't worry I will always read your messages and respond appropriately don't forget to subscribe we have already done so being a subscriber to my channel makes you cool yay you 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LG 34UM95 34″ 21:9 Monitor – Review

46 thoughts on “LG 34UM95 34″ 21:9 Monitor – Review”

  1. I have 2 of these monitors and am running my macbook pro late 2013 on them via thunderbolt. I have none of that clicking noise that you complain of and I don't use them for gaming! Final cut pro and all my other software works great on these! I can be watching a tutorial on one monitor and working on the other because of the real estate.

  2. Why do you keep talking about "retina" and apple and mac. No one gives a shit. Gamers don't use apple or mac and the market they are aiming for is gamer, looks choppy as fuck running off your underpowered over priced crapbook pro.

  3. I've been reading reviews where quite a few people griped about bleed, none about the other issues you had, but also that this issue has been corrected in subsequent batches, so I'm hoping this is true as this is the monitor I badly need. Thanks for your review!

  4. Have had mine 5 days – slight light bleed / ips glow bottom left – not enough to send back. Overall really impressed but today my Mac re woke from sleep…

    Btw works fine using a 2010 Mac Pro with amd r9 card via display port

  5. yo bud i was wondering, when using the macbook pro like that closed pluged into a monitor, it does get warm under use right?, cuz i play wow on my macbook opens and it gets warm, if it does i can put it on a laptop cooler with a table fan blowing at it let me know thanks!

  6. My LG 34UM95 came in Tuesday I must have gotten lucky. No back light bleed or humming everyone else is dealing with. I hope you all are able to remedy your problems with the monitor, it is a beautiful monitor.

  7. Thanks for the review, and good to know the only "problem" is a quiet noise that can easily be ignored. No idea how you could consider that enough of a reason to return it if you like everything else about it. I'll be picking one up now, thanks.

  8. Thanks for the review. Couple of questions: Was your macbook pro driving that monitor off of a discrete video card, or onboard (Intel Iris, etc.)? Also, did you get a chance to check AdobeRGB quality? I can't seem to find many results on that. Thanks

  9. Lately every time I use this monitor with my rMBPro everything get's sluggish and quite useless. When I disconnect the monitor the computer comes back to normal speed? Also I cannot seem to get my screen like yours. Full coverage on the Monitor and full coverage on the Laptop…?? When I get full coverage on the LG it is cropped and off to one side on the Macbook pro retina?? I have tried on Lion OSX and Yosemite…??? Any suggestions. some one on another forum suggested turning of automatic graphics switching in energy savings…?? Thanks

  10. Read some horror stories on light bleeding on the corners.   Anyone have any personal experience on this topic with their model?   Are they hit and miss?  Or fairly common?   Nice little video otherwise.

  11. I have the 34UM65 WFHD (2560×1080) resolution monitor that I purchased for $600.  It would cost me another $220 for the 34UM95-P Ultra QHD (3440×1440) resolution monitor.  I really like the idea of the higher resolution, but I could purchase a new notebook for that kind of money.  Still, after having used the 34UM65 WFHD (2560×1080) for a week on office productivity, remote control for client support and watching certain movies in full screen, I can never go back, even to dual monitors.  It is just too nice.  My concern over the Ultra QHD (3440×1440) is whether the HDMI controller on my Dell 14R notebook with I5 processor would be able to push out enough data fast enough to the monitor to remain at 60 Hertz.  If anyone knows, please clue me.  I need to be mobile with my business, so a PC notebook for my main computer is a must.

    Laying out a ton of cash for a monitor that only has a one year warranty makes me uneasy. I know I can purchase an extended warranty through a third party, but I have had experiences with third party warranties. You have to fight with them to make them live up to their agreement. That has never happened to me with manufacturer's warranties.  Fortunatly, LG offers an extended warranty on their monitors at a resonable price – between $55 and $60 for a three year warranty.  See: https://lg.yourserviceplan.com.  Having a three year warranty will ease your worries over wondering if your cash outlay will go up in smoke with your monitor if it goes on the fritz after a year.

  12. Awesome video! I am going to upgrade my iMac 27'' 2010 and i am between LG 34UM95 and ASUS PA279Q. Do anyone know if the problem with LG are solved?
    Now the price is very good, around 700$. I don't know which to pick!! Help!

  13. MEDIA6D was unable to reply on this page for some reason so I am pasting in his reply so every one can read his answers. I will pastes in my comment below his answer so you have reference to what he is answering to: HERE IS HIS ANSWER: 

    MEDIA6D:  
    I am enjoying my PA279Q a lot. The matt is not severe at all. Some previous Dell models had a very grainy heavy matt layer. This is not noticeable at all. I use to have a iMac. Loved the vibrancy, but didn't how much the glass screen actually sucked. I don't mind this light matt layer at all. In fact, I'd go to say I much prefer this over glass screens. Looks pretty but not practical at all. And as mentioned, this matt isn't bad at all. Barely noticeable. Your miles may vary.

    Color is excellent out of the box. Almost 100% accurate, I use a datacolor spyder 4 pro and the tweaks are minimal and it shows that its hitting 100% AdobeRGB. Although factory quoted it to be 99%, but we're talking about 1% margin. So this mon is basically 100% accurate being IPS and 10bit.

    Only slight down side, motion blur. But I'm an editor and not a gamer, so doesn't bother me as I love the colours and gradation renderings. really like this mon, besides the slight blur in fast actions, unless gamer – day to day not an issue – for me that is.

    You can run the mac via mini display port, there's plenty of HDMI, DVI etc etc. connections. You can run it picture by picture. But its a bit small, equiv. like 2 x 15"? screen with 1280 x 720 each screen. Bit cramped and useless for me. I would rather just switch between inputs or get additional monitors. Like me, dual mon normally, flip open the mac book screen if I need even more space – triple screen then.

    hope this helps.

    Thanks for your message and view.

    Peace

    MEDIA6D

    MY QUESTIONS:

    Hello, great video, My first pick was the ASUS ProArt PA279Q and then I found this LG, but I too read about the click and also about the bad screen blur, got me quite nervous….I want to know about the finish on the ASUS panel, is is really MATT, SEMI MATT? I have a MAC BOOK PRO RETINA 15 – how would you describe the finish on your ASUS compared to your MAC…I was surprised to read you got that, As I said that was my first choice, but worried about the anti glare issue, I hate MATT screens, semi matt as in my RETINA is good, so, how would you describe it, did you make a video on your ASUS???? I appreciate very much anything you can share about your ASUS please and how to hook up to a MACBOOK PRO RETINA 15 and and extra computer like a TOSHIBA LAPTOP 8.1 = 8 MB RAM …I do film and photos/graphics – how does the ASUS do on color repro and printing? Thank you for doing such an informative video. I myself would have sent it back and not gone for another one as there are too may reviews complaining about that issue and more. Can I run my MAC and 8.1 at the same time in different windows?

  14. Hello, great video, My first pick was the ASUS ProArt PA279Q and then I found  this LG, but I too read about the click and also about the bad screen blur, got me quite nervous….I want to know about the finish on the ASUS panel, is is really MATT, SEMI MATT? I have a MAC BOOK PRO RETINA 15 – how would you describe the finish on your ASUS compared to your MAC…I was surprised to read you got that, As I said that was my first choice, but worried about the anti glare issue, I hate MATT screens, semi matt as in my RETINA is good, so, how would you describe it, did you make a video on your ASUS???? I appreciate very much anything you can share about your ASUS please and how to hook up to a MACBOOK PRO RETINA 15 and and extra computer like a TOSHIBA LAPTOP 8.1  = 8 MB RAM …I do film and photos/graphics – how does the ASUS do on color repro and printing? Thank you for doing such an informative video. I myself would have sent it back and not gone for another one as there are too may reviews complaining about that issue and more. Can I run my MAC and 8.1 at the same time in different windows?

  15. Thanks for the review , I look at them for 3. – 4 months I can't get my self to jump on it the price start to go down a bit ,for me it will be more for photo editing and drawing ,I don't game wonder about the bleeding on picture , I feel like many different monitor for different review people have to returne or exchange for this or that reason look you are lucky if perfect the first time !

  16. I just want to say that I totally agree with what people say, once you go 144hz you won't go back. I just got a ROG Swift, I'm coming from a Asus PLS 27inch 60hz monitor which has great image quality, the ROG Swift has slightly less image quality but it completely makes up in how smooth it runs. I also bought the LG 34 inch curved IPS monitor and the image quality is one of the best I seen but image blur and tearing sucks for first person gaming. For gamers go for the ROG Swift. I bought both the ROG Swift and the 34inch LG curved monitor from newegg cause I couldn't make up my mind, I figure I'll make up my mind and return one of them, I'll take the hit of 15 percent restocking fee.
    I'm a gamer and thought about the extra screen real estate the LG can provide, well in games like Quakelive i saw lots blur and screen tearing and bugged the crap out of me, but it was nice image quality . I have a i7 4770k, 16 gb ram, 2xGTX 780 sli, Intel ssd raid 0, so I had no issue running games, just the screen tearing/motion blur was pretty bad in first person shooters. The LG did amazing for games like NFS Rivals, Diablo 3, Skyrum with v-sync on. Only games I don't recommend is first person shooters, everything else no screen tearing or blur, and the extra screen real estate is awesome. So I ended sending the LG back, also the LG had very little screen glow when it was a solid black screen but nothing that distracted you from playing any games, once you had anything playing video/gaming on the screen it was amazing picture quality and no glow, minus first person shooters. I hope this helps someone make up there mind and not end up spending a ton like me to make up there mind. Just wrote this up cause no one was comparing the ROG swift vs LG 34 inch curved monitor 34uc97. If you like playing games, I'd go for the ROG Swift the image quality is very good just a tiny bit less then IPS.

  17. Very good revew. I have a question: Can I use my grafic single Nvidia GTX760 4G RAM at max resolution on this beauty? I want to use it for video editing and photoshop only. Not gaming. Thanks

  18. Informative and funny review! enjoyed it. You saved me from buying this monitor for PS4 gaming. I was gonna purchase one tommorow. Eventually I would have returned it after seeing the cropped ps4 but still. Thanks!

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